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National Home Security Month – October 2015

A month of home security tips and advice

October is National Home Security Month (NHSM), a campaign created to raise awareness of home security issues and share tips and advice to help people improve their home security and minimise their risk of burglary. It takes place in October because that’s when the evenings start getting darker and the risks of a break in increase. Backed by some of the biggest names in the security industry as well as smaller, regional companies across the UK, the idea is to get people talking about their home security and becoming more aware of the risks and how they can protect themselves. As an official supporter of the campaign, we will be participating in a number of ways.

How does National Home Security Month work?

On a national level there will be a range of advice posted on the NHSM website and across the media. This advice will be themed throughout the campaign with a new topic each week as follows:

Week 1: 28th September – 4th October
National Home Security Month is Back! A range of general home security hints and tips.

Week 2: 5th October – 11th October
Lock it Up. Protecting the entry points to your home through better lock security.

Week 3: 12th October – 18th October
Keep it Protected. Protecting the valuables inside your home.

Week 4: 19th October – 25th October
The Great Outdoors. Outdoor security.

Week 5: 26th October – 1st November
Smart Home Security. Smart technology and its application in home security

Advice in each of these areas will be posted on the website every week during October and there should be plenty in the media as well.

How will Calder Security get involved in Home Security Week?

Like the national campaign, we’ll be sharing our own advice in line with the themes of the campaign via our website and our social media channels. We’ll also be doing a couple of other things:

Answering your questions: throughout the month we’ll be answering your security questions via our Facebook page. We’d like to invite you to ask us anything you want to know about home security. We’ll then answer these questions, as well as the common questions people ask us when they call. These could include things like ‘which is better, wireless or wired burglar alarms?’, ‘what’s the most secure kind of door lock?’ or ‘is it worth paying for a monitored alarm?’. Whatever you want to know, we’ll try and answer it. You can submit your questions in several ways; via our Facebook or Twitter profiles (use the #askCalder hashtag), by e-mailing or by commenting on this post below.

Donating to Victim Support: because we understand how devastating it is to be a victim of a break in, we want to make a contribution to an organisation that helps victims of crime. Therefore we will be donating £10 for every home alarm or CCTV installation and £2 for every home burglar alarm service we carry out during October to Victim Support. This could potentially be quite a substantial sum over the month. Every home installation and service qualifies, there’s no need for the customer to do anything and obviously this donation comes out of our profits. If your service is due soon or you’ve been considering having an alarm or CCTV installed then it might be worth booking that in for October so you can help us donate to Victim Support, without any cost to yourself.

To keep in touch with the campaign you can visit the official NHSM website, keep checking our blog or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

To book an installation or service in for October, and help raise money for Victim Support, call us on 0800 612 9799 (from a landline) or 0345 833 5543 (from a mobile).